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Centro Reviews

Updated 9 Jun 2019

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Centro CEO Shawn Riegsecker
Shawn Riegsecker
199 Ratings
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  • "The bonus structure changed almost yearly, never to the benefit of anyone who wasn't upper management(in 8 reviews)

  • "Company is growing rapidly and as a result it seems some policies are enforced differently by department, creating a inconsistency(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Love going into work!"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Media Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Centro full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Centro's culture is unlike any other place I've worked. My co-workers are incredible, and I'm surrounded by high achievers who give 100% and challenge me to be a better professional and person. The benefits are outstanding, and our Chicago office is one of a kind. On-site yoga and meditation, fresh fruit, healthy snacks, and cold brew are just a few of the perks we enjoy! Plus flex time and unlimited PTO :)

    Cons

    No place is perfect, but I am so grateful to have found a company that really cares. No real cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the amazing work!

    Centro2019-06-09
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Fun and Growing Fast!"

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    Current Employee - Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Centro full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Centro has the best benefits of any company I've ever worked for (health, wellness, 401K, stock options, continuing education, etc.). It also has a fun, and paradoxically relaxed, culture with the best people I've worked with. Love me teammates. I say paradoxically as even though it feels relaxed, most everyone here works hard...it's just that even though we're working hard and, every now and then, we may need to work...

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    Cons

    I've been here for a few years and most of the cons are in our rear view mirror. It was a really challenging time from 2013 through 2017 when we were redeveloping our new software platform. Revenue growth rates were falling and we weren't hitting our goals so bonuses weren't getting paid at 100% consistently. There were some dark moments during those years where, candidly, many of the employees weren't even sure the...

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    Advice to Management

    I don't have a lot of advice for management. They're really transparent with the whole company, they do a good job of communicating where we are and where we need to be. They recently announced a big effort to increase diversity at the company which has been a criticism of mine the past few years so it's great to see them acknowledging it and putting a strategy in place to improve it. Obviously, we'd all like to...

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    Centro2019-06-01
  3. Helpful (2)

    "What's not to love here?!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Centro full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    My boss & the leadership all across the board cares about me and my development. The resources offered help me live my best, most balanced life, from the benefits, to the initiatives around mental health... everything lines up nicely with my values, and I appreciate the never-ending efforts toward improving. It's very cool to be at a company that truly lives out it's mission and values, and it's comforting to...

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    Cons

    At this time, there's nothing I would change. Where there's good-hearted, quality people, there's great potential for endless opportunities, and for that reason, I see no reason to go elsewhere with my career.

    Centro2019-05-29
  4. Helpful (5)

    "It's definitely the best company I've worked for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Centro full-time

    Pros

    - I've had the opportunity to work with people I like on challenging problems. - My manager cares about my career and has done his best to put me in new and challenging situations. - There's a good energy building with some of the new hires and the product doing well in the market.

    Cons

    Nothing significant. All companies change over time and experiences might be different based on the team, city, or time period. Overall though, I've been happy over the few years I've worked at Centro.

    Centro2019-04-24

    Centro Response

    May 17, 2019Centro

    We appreciate hearing about your experience! We value your input and are so glad to hear that you’re feeling challenged, cared for by your manager, and enjoy continuing to build our product. If you have anything additional to add, please email us at tellusmore@centro.net. -EVP, ...

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Learned a lot, but ultimately couldn’t keep up and burned out."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Centro

      Pros

      Great culture with a collaborative environment. Good benefits , good people. Supportive, patient direct supervisors.

      Cons

      Long hours. Certain times of the year were beyond stressful with the workload and often resulted in 13-15 hour days. I hardly saw my kids during the week for months at a time. It just wasn’t worth it.

      Advice to Management

      Centro has plenty to offer but I know I’m not the only one who burned out. Hire more people to alleviate your staff and give them some semblance of normalcy.

      Centro2019-05-17

      Centro Response

      June 5, 2019Centro

      We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. A healthy and sustainable work life blend has always been an important value at Centro, and we’re disappointed to hear that wasn’t always your experience during your time here. Our leadership team is committed to ensuring ...

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    • "qwerty"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Centro full-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      food, people, place, workmates and transportation

      Cons

      salary, environment, long hours and shiftings

      Centro2019-05-01

      Centro Response

      May 17, 2019Centro

      Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We appreciate your input and are happy to hear you’re enjoying your experience here overall. If you have any further feedback to share about some of your concerns, please email us at tellusmore@centro.net! -EVP, Talent and Development

    • Helpful (2)

      "Exactly what I was looking for"

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      Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Centro full-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      Challenging business domain, mentorship, inclusive environment. Centro's tech team has a ton of talent and they recognize the value of investing in individual growth.

      Cons

      Ramp-up on the product is a bit steep, but seems to be the nature of ad tech.

      Centro2019-04-17

      Centro Response

      May 17, 2019Centro

      Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback! What a huge compliment to hear that you enjoy the challenging work and inclusive environment that Centro provides. Our tech team is truly one of the most talented out there and we thank you for being a part of it! If you have any ...

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    • "Bad"

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      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Account Executive in Toronto, ON
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Centro full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      No significant pros for this comoany

      Cons

      Everything else sucks big time

      Advice to Management

      Care about employee development

      Centro2019-05-27

      Centro Response

      June 5, 2019Centro

      Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We’d love to learn more about your experience and how we can improve. Please email us at tellusmore@centro.net. - EVP, Talent and Development

    • "Good start"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at Centro full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great office, coworkers, flexible time off-- if your manager actually lets you take advantage of it.

      Cons

      Get your experience here-- then run.

      Advice to Management

      Pay your employees so they stop leaving.

      Centro2019-05-02

      Centro Response

      May 17, 2019Centro

      Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Centro values our people and a flexible work environment, as well as growth and development with internal advancement opportunities. With self-improvement as one of our core values, we strive to provide an environment where our people ...

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    • Helpful (4)

      "Burned out"

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      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Campaign Analyst in Chicago, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Centro full-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      Young, fun coworkers. Nice benefits package. Free snacks but they went downhill. Keg and cold brew (sometimes) on tap

      Cons

      - Worked 11+ hour days on a regular basis due to unsustainable workload - The Basis platform data frequently had issues (delays, inaccurate data that doesn't match the source, etc). The Basis platform development team only prioritized changes requested by clients in order to win business; didn't listen to the internal employees critiques, recommendations - Sales reps were extremely difficult to work with and had unrealistic...

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      Advice to Management

      If one member of your team is working past 9pm and the rest of your team is leaving at 5pm on the dot, do something. Redistribute account assignments to balance out workloads

      Centro2019-05-08

      Centro Response

      May 17, 2019Centro

      Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We want all of our employees to know that their work life blend is a priority and is necessary for a healthy, productive work environment. We don’t want any employee to feel discouraged or burnt out, and want them to take the time ...

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